What is a skin care treatment?

The Guide to Skin Care Treatments

Looking for a way to transform and rejuvenate your skin? A skin care treatment by Colorado’s finest licensed aestheticians might be just what you need. Navigating the world of skin care products can be hard. Add on different skin care treatment options available and we get how people can feel very overwhelmed when it comes to taking care of their skin. 

The truth about skin care is that in many cases, products alone may not be able to give you the results you wish to see. It may require a little extra help from a skin care professional who has access to many different types of professional skin care treatments and technologies to tackle your concerns.

Caring for your skin has always been “in”, but it’s really not until recent years that technology has skyrocketed in this area. Even a decade ago, there weren’t as many ways to get happy, healthier, more radiant skin. Due to sophisticated and minimally invasive skin care treatments, you can transform your skin’s appearance with much shorter recovery times and fewer side effects than traditional surgical procedures. So you can start showing off your refreshed skin right away!

Why do people even seek skin care treatments? Whether you’re looking to tackle a skin concern, or you’re looking for maintenance of your healthy glow, skin care treatments provide tons of options. From treating acne to removing blemishes and sunspots to reducing wrinkles -there’s a skin treatment that can help you get the skin you love and deserve! The best treatment option for you will depend on your skin type, tone and condition, how long you want results to last, and how long you want the downtime to be. 

Read on for a breakdown of some of the most effective types of skin care treatments. 

Types of skin care treatments

There are so many different types of skin care treatments it can feel impossible to know which one will work best for you. 

Broadly speaking, here is a list of some of the best skin care treatments, how they work, and what they treat. 

Laser Treatments

Laser treatments are some of the most advanced skin rejuvenation treatments. Laser treatments can help to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, scars, tighten skin, even out rough or discolored skin, and repair sun damage. 

This treatment uses a laser to treat minor facial flaws and improve your skin’s appearance. This can be done with either an ablative or non-ablative laser. Ablative lasers remove the top layer of skin and have a more dramatic and long-lasting impact, but recovery time can last a week or two. These include advanced CO2 lasers such as the Tetra CO2 laser. For significantly reduced downtime from 2 weeks to 2-3 days – we offer an option called our CoolPeel laser which uses cryogen technology to keep the surface of your skin cool while the laser goes to work.

Non-ablative laser treatments don’t destroy skin cells. Their effects are likely to be gradual and will have more effect on skin texture and pigment than wrinkles. However, the recovery time is minimal. An example of this is our AdvaTx laser.

A more sophisticated option is fractional laser treatment. This includes the best elements of ablative and non-ablative laser treatments. Unlike traditional laser treatment, this only targets a fraction of skin at a time which means considerably less downtime. Usually, you are fully recovered after a week. One of the best fractional laser treatments is HALO Fractional Laser Treatment which has minimal downtime due to its advanced technology. 

Light Therapy 

Light therapy, or phototherapy, is a common skin care treatment that uses bright, ultraviolet (UV) lights to treat skin conditions and combat hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tones. One of the most popular types of light therapy is BroadBand Light (BBL) Therapy. This state-of-the-art skin care treatment helps to reduce sun damage and stops making you appear older than you are! Plus, it comes with minimal downtime. 

Another popular treatment is LED Light Therapy. This treatment uses Light Emitting Diodes to stimulate skin cells to produce collagen. This helps to restore your skin’s elasticity and reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Because of its completely non-invasive nature, it has no downtime.

If you want to reduce sagging or loose skin, then another phototherapy option is SkinTyte. This device uses advanced infrared technology to tighten the skin and reduce skin laxity. This non-invasive treatment deeply heats dermal collagen to firm loose and sagging skin areas and reduce redness. You will see the best results with six sessions, but you can start to see subtle results in just a few hours!

Exfoliating treatments 

Exfoliation is a skin care treatment where the outer and topmost layers of skin are removed using chemicals or an abrasive tool. This helps to stimulate new skin cells, which reduces redness and restores your skin’s healthy glow. 

One of the common exfoliating treatments is a chemical peel. This sounds scary, but it’s a simple and common non-invasive procedure. A chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers and stimulate the growth of healthy skin. The skin that grows back is brighter, softer, and more even. 

Chemical peels are often used to treat wrinkles, scars, or discolored skin. They make it simple to reverse damage caused by aging and let your skin’s natural radiance shine through.

There are many different types of chemical peels that range in intensity. Light chemical peels must be repeated every month or so for the best results. However, a deep chemical peel won’t need repeat procedures to get the full effect, but the downtime is much longer. A professional consultation with an aesthetician can recommend the best treatment for you.

A popular manual exfoliation treatment is Microdermabrasion. This is where the skin is polished using a handheld device to sand away the outer layer of dead skin cells.

Microdermabrasion helps your skin look rejuvenated and more youthful by stimulating collagen production. This treatment can help with various skin issues, such as blackheads, dark spots, and acne scars. It has minimal downtime (usually around a day) but must be repeated regularly for the best results.   

A similar manual exfoliation treatment is Dermaplane. This treatment exfoliates, smooths, and revitalizes the skin. Trained aestheticians use a blade to remove dead or damaged cells, which trigger new skin cells to grow, giving your skin a healthy, natural glow! Unlike microdermabrasion, dermaplane gives you instant results without needing repeat treatments to see an effect. 

Microneedling treatments

The name ‘microneedling’ might sound terrifying but don’t write off this skin care treatment just yet… Let us explain.

Microneedling is extremely safe – it involves a device that uses tiny needles to puncture tiny micro channels into your skin’s surface. These ‘micro injuries’ encourage your body to renew the skin cells. As your skin repairs itself, your body produces new collagen and elastin. This plumps up your skin and gives you a healthy, refreshed complexion!

Licenced aestheticians will apply a numbing cream prior to treatment, so you don’t need to stress about feeling any pain during the treatment. Microneedling can be used to tackle skin damage, such as scarring and sun damage, and can enhance the appearance of pretty much any part of the body. 

One of the most popular microneedling treatments is SkinPen. This is the first needling device approved by the FDA in the entire world – so you know the results will be amazing! SkinPen is ideal for treating acne scarring and stretch marks. This microneedling treatment can also reverse years of sun damage and minimize unsightly lines and wrinkles. 

Another excellent option is Vivace. This impressive combination treatment combines microneedling with multi-level radio frequency to give you smoother and firmer skin. The radio frequency is expertly delivered at different frequencies to penetrate your skin at varying depths. This activates your skin cells and increases moisture levels which helps improve your skin’s tone and texture. Vivace is often used to tighten skin and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. After your treatment, your skin will look vibrant with significantly reduced pore sizes! 


You’ve likely stumbled across facial treatments if you’ve been researching skin care treatments. So, you might be wondering if there’s a difference between a skin care and facial treatment. 

Although there is some crossover between the two, there is a consensus that there are significant differences between the two treatment options. Generally, facials, better known as spa facials, are cleaning, hydrating, and even exfoliating, but they tend to work just on the surface of your skin, and the effects are usually short-lived. 

However, a medical facial works on a deeper level. Depending on the treatment, they tend to have longer effects. Skin treatments can fully revitalize your skin and help you look and feel younger. It will usually help remove blemishes and flaws, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. 

One of the most popular and effective facials is the Hydrafacial which uses patented technology to leave your skin nourished and glowing. This is a cross between standard facial and longer-lasting skin treatment.

HydraFacials include cleansing, exfoliation, serums, extraction, and hydration. This five-step process helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles and makes your skin firmer and more vibrant. Best of all, it’s suitable for all skin types and has virtually no downtime!

Another facial treatment option with next-to-no downtime is Diamond Glow. This is more comprehensive than your average facial, with visible results after just one treatment!

DiamondGlow uses advanced wand technology and a three-step process to give you healthier, smoother, rejuvenated skin. Its customized diamond tip glides across your skin, exfoliating, extracting, and infusing. It can be used on your face or body to combat lines, wrinkles, blemishes, spots, pigmentation, and more. Your certified aesthetician can choose the right tip to transform your skin. 

How Facial Aesthetics can help 

Facial Aesthetics offers a wide range of skin care and facial treatments in Denver. We have been a leader in the aesthetic skin care industry since 1992 and are committed to helping you get the skin you deserve. 

Our licensed and knowledgeable aestheticians can offer a customized program tailored to your skin type or condition. They are highly trained to be able to offer you the best treatments to give you happy, healthy, and radiant skin. 

If you are interested in a transformative skin care treatment delivered by highly trained aestheticians, check out our extensive range of treatments. Or book a free consultation so we can work out the ideal treatment plan for you.